Bedlah, Baubles and Beads, DIY belly dance costuming book by Dawn Devine aka Davina

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Bedlah, Baubles and Beads
by Dawn Devine ~ Davina

"Bedlah, Baubles, and Beads" is a book about designing and crafting the elaborate bra and belt sets worn by contemporary belly dancers. Also known as "dance oriental" and "raks sharki," belly dancing has numerous sub-styles that are defined not only by their movement vocabulary, but also by their distinctive costuming.

The first part of the book provides a conceptual framework by starting with a history of this costuming style and its origins here in the United States. From there, it concentrates on introducing the reader to design principles, methods, and techniques for developing figure-flattering styles.

The second part presents the materials, tools, and processes for putting together an elaborately decorated bra and belt set. Step-by-step illustrations for applying beads, a fabric shopping guide, and directions for constructing the bra and belt bases are all illustrated with descriptive diagrams to aid the reader. Finally, the book finishes with a portfolio of styles and ideas for expanding the performance wardrobe. From skirts to accessories, these chapters introduce the essential garments that transform the bra and belt into a complete costume.

Detailed topics include:
• Step-by-step illustrations of beading techniques, including back stitch, couching, tambour beading, scatter beading, and more.
• Directions for making high-quality bedlah, from concept to finished costume.
• Techniques for developing beading patterns using clip art sources and transforming images into dynamic designs.
• Fitting and covering bras and belts. An extensive bibliography is included.

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5 out of 5 stars

I've been thinking of getting Davina's books for years, and now that I finally purchased these I can happily say that I'd recommend these to bellydancers of all styles! So much inspiration! The books are well planned and you can tell that a lot of work and love was put into them. Shipping took a little longer than expected but this was due to an unforeseen problem with the shipping company, and once I contacted Davina she provided me with some top quality service in getting it sorted out.

allinrep May 26, 2015

5 out of 5 stars

Thank you ; I like the books very much;) there is many inspiration...

suzana reisch Feb 28, 2014

5 out of 5 stars

Very helpful

Lacey Barrett Apr 28, 2022

3 out of 5 stars

- Too small (like for the arms of an emaciated 10-year-old small), no instructions for resizing. I added an inch to each side of the pattern (I wear women's medium/large for reference.) -Inadequate instructions, basically just looked at the pictures and made the gauntlets based on my own sewing experience. - Once I made a larger version of the pattern and adjusted some of the steps, I was happy with the finished results.

Sarah Kingsbury Nov 1, 2021

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